7 Places To Shop For Irish Souvenirs In Dublin

Shamrock, Celtic symbols, whiskeys, Claddagh rings, or Aran sweaters.

There’s something about Ireland that simply makes you want to bring something home. Even if it’s quirky, cheesy or in any shade of green. Some of the best places to shop in Dublin can be found on Grafton Street for a more high-end experience, or on Drury Street – home to vintage stores and several design boutiques.

Fortunately for those who love to browse and shop, you’ll never run out of options in this capital city. Here are some of the best places to shop in Dublin.

 

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Irish Design Shop

41 Drury St, Dublin, Ireland

Founded by Clare Grennan and Laura Caffrey, Irish Design Shop is a hub of design, accessories, artisanal crafts created by local artists. Similar to a concept store, the shop focuses on modern concepts while celebrating traditions and artistic roots. Clare and Laura also showcase their own work inside the store where sustainability and eco-friendly ethos are prized. 

Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

59 William St S, Centre, Dublin 2, D02 HF95, Ireland

A delightful stop for shopping and eating is at the Powerscourt House Centre which is located at the former Dublin townhouse of Viscount Powerscourt from the 18th century, originally constructed for the member of the Irish House of Lords. The building showcases Palladian architectural style which highlights symmetry and principles of Greek and Roman designs. Between 1978 and 1981, the structure was renovated into a charming shopping center. Today, you can indulge in tasty pizza at Little Pyg, or shop for antiques and jewelries in this captivating hub.

Aran Sweater Market

115 Grafton Street, Dublin 2, D02 XK03, Ireland

Aran sweaters were named after the Aran Islands off the coast of West Ireland, also called fisherman’s jumper. It’s typically a cable patterned, ivory jumper, knitted in unscourted wool which has retained its natural oils, making the sweaters resistant from water so they’re best worn in the rain. The best place to shop for an Aran sweater in whichever hue you prefer is at the Aran Sweater Market store. The brand started on the isle of Inis Mór during the 19th century, with its styles and colors today continuing to be classic and cool.

designist

68 South Great George's Street, Dublin, D02 RP08, Ireland

A stylish gift shop situated right in city center is Designist, where you can find the perfect souvenir or present for loved ones back home. The store features beautiful kitchenware, colorful stationary designed by Irish illustrators, stacks of books on art…and much more. Known for “remarkable gifts and bright ideas,” Designist truly stands behind its motto. It even hosts collaborations and pop ups with local Irish artists and designers.

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George’s Street Arcade

South Great George's Street, Dublin, Ireland

Not too far from Powerscourt Townhouse Centre is George’s Street Arcade, a Victorian-style market embellished by its signature red bricks. Since 1881, there’s been numerous stalls and boutiques inside. From cafés, souvenirs covered in green, hair salon, to a tarot card reader; George’s Street Arcade is never boring. Even if you’re not on the hunt for things to buy, just a stroll down the market is an exciting experience.

Avoca

11-13 Suffolk St, Dublin 2, D02 C653, Ireland

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Head over to Avoca on Suffolk Street for Irish gifts like: candles, books and stationary, linens, ceramics…even food items. The multi-level store also welcomes shoppers with a café so if you need a break, there’s a lovely spot to do so. Check out its side variety of hampers, especially the Irish Food Heroes for €139.43 which includes: Blanco Nino Sea Salt Tortilla Chips, Green Fingers Berry Bliss Raspberry Granola, Builin Blasta Smoked Onion Salsa, Studio Coffee El Savador, Chocolate Garden of Ireland Dark Chocolate Salted Caramels, West of Dingle Lemon & Rosemary Sea Salt, White Mausu Extra Hot Peanut Rayu, Raw Irish Summer Blossom Honey, Nutshed Original Peanut Butter, Mics Chilli Hotchup, Dittys Oatcakes, and Moineir Irish Raspberry Wine. 

Brown Thomas

88 Grafton Street, Dublin, D02 VF65, Ireland

For those who love department stores, don’t miss Brown Thomas, considered as Ireland’s finest. Opened in 1849, this is a landmark all on its own, situated on the famous Grafton Street. Over four floors of retail space, there are luxury designer apparel, homeware, a restaurant, a café, and even a make-up bar. There are also locations in Cork, Galway and Limerick. This is certainly Dublin’s most glamorous shopping experience.

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As the founder of Jetset Times, Wendy is an avid traveler and fluent in five languages. When she's not traveling, Wendy calls Paris and Taipei home. Her favorite countries so far from her travels have been: Bhutan, Iran, and St. Bart's because they were all so different!

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